Medication Administration

Administering medication during school hours or during school related activities is discouraged unless it is necessary for the educational benefit and/or critical health and well being of the student.  Acknowledging that occasionally a necessary medication must be administered during the school day, the school nurse shall administer the medication.  

The district authorization of medication administration form must be provided to the school nurse which is to be completed by the prescribing physician as well as signed and dated by the parent/guardian. 

District 205 Medication Administration Policy

1) All prescription medication must be brought to the school in its original pharmaceutical
container, clearly marked with the child’s name, the name of the medication, directions for
use, and date. Duplicate prescription bottles can be obtained from your pharmacist.
2) All non-prescription (over the counter/homeopathic/supplement/cough drop ) medication
must be brought in the manufacturer’s original, unopened container with the seal unbroken,
and must be clearly marked with the child’s name, the name of the medication, directions
for use, and date. DISTRICT PERSONNEL SHALL NOT ACCEPT or ADMINISTER ANY
MEDICATION SENT TO SCHOOL IN TUPPERWARE, PILL MINDERS, BAGGIES, ENVELOPES,
ETC.
3) Supplements, homeopathic or over the counter remedies which are not FDA approved will
not be administered by the R.N. in the school setting.
4) Both the parent and the Physician need to complete and sign the Medication
Authorization form and provide to the School Nurse.
5) Medication will not be accepted by the School Nurse until the completed AUTHORIZATION
TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION FORM is completed, signed and dated by the parent and the
physician /prescriber, and received/reviewed by the RN.
6) The District must receive a new Authorization Form from the physician and parent at the
beginning of each school year for administration of medication.
7) The parent must report immediately any change in prescription or dosage by completing a
new Authorization form for each change.
8) Medication should be brought to the school office by the parent. At the end of the school
year, the medication should also be picked up by the parent. The District will not store
medication over the summer.
9) When medication is brought to the school nurse, the parent and the R.N. shall complete the
Medication Receipt form, identifying the medication received, the quantity received and
both the RN and parent shall sign the form. A copy of the form will be given to the parent.